The second largest town after Ongole, Chirala located in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, is the major hub for the textile business in the district. The town is also nicknamed Mini-Bombay or Chinna Bombay due to the large textile businesses located here. A major commercial centre between Vijayawada and Nellore, Chirala is located on NH-214A. Famous for its handloom weaves, the town became prominentcenturies ago for producing 7 yards of sari that could fit in a match box.
Budget Hotels in Chirala
Chirala has a great number of hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hai Hotel and Sai Krishana Residency offer rooms for Rs. 700 onwards.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Events in Chirala
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Dussehra, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Places to See in Chirala
The Venugopalaswamy temple, Chirala Beach and the Sree Madana Gopala Swamy Temple are located within a kilometre from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Chirala is the Vijayawada Airport (110kms)
Chirala has its own railway station
Chirala runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Kaveri Kamakshi Travels, Sai Anjana Travels, Moon Light Travels, Morning Star Travels and Sandhya Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.